Lukeville, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized almost 230 pounds of Marijuana discovered in a Ford F-150 Wednesday as it attempted to enter the United States through the Lukeville, Ariz. port of entry.
CBP processing travelers coming from Mexico noticed discrepancies to the Ford F-150 being driven by the 22-year old man and utilized a narcotic detector dog, which alerted to the smell of narcotics within the truck.
The man was taken into custody and a thorough inspection ensured which resulted in a positive X-ray. Officers extracted marijuana packages from the gasoline tank and quarter panels of the truck with a total weight of 228.49 pounds.
The man was arrested and the marijuana and truck seized. The marijuana has an approximate street value of $365,587.
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.